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1950s
Marty Robbins', "A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)"
Misheard Lyrics:
A light sport coat
Original Lyrics:
A white sport coat
The McGuire Sisters', "Sincerely"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's silly
Original Lyrics:
Sincerely
 
1960s
Movie Scripts', "The Jungle Book (1968)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Manwich
Original Lyrics:
The Man Village
Strawberry Alarm Clock's, "Incense and Peppermints"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good sense, innocence, cripplin' mankind
Original Lyrics:
Incense and peppermints of different kinds
 
1970s
Bay City Rollers', "Saturday Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's on Saturday night
Original Lyrics:
It's just a Saturday night
Bee Gees', "How Deep is Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cousins living in a world of food
Original Lyrics:
'Cause we're living in a world of fools
Donna Summer's, "Hot Stuff"
Misheard Lyrics:
Looking for a Costco
Original Lyrics:
Looking for some hot stuff
Eagles', "Take It to the Limit"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tag it to the linen, one more time.
Original Lyrics:
Take it to the limit, one more time
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
In Birmingham, they loved the Gold Rush
Original Lyrics:
In Birmingham, they loved the governor
The Brownsville Station's, "Smokin' in the Boys' Room"
Misheard Lyrics:
Small kid in the boys' room
Original Lyrics:
Smokin' in the Boys' Room
 
1980s
AC/DC's, "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty digs and the thunder king/chief/jig
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap.
Corey Hart's, "Sunglasses at Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't be afraid of the guy in shades of art
Original Lyrics:
Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no
Def Leppard's, "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heard some shooter homieeee
Original Lyrics:
Pour some sugar on me.
Eddie Murphy's, "Party All the Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nike wants to party all the time
Original Lyrics:
My girl wants to party all the time
Fleetwood Mac's, "Don't Stop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jeopardy!'s gone
Original Lyrics:
Yesterday's gone
Indeep's, "When Boys Talk"
Misheard Lyrics:
The toy store...
Original Lyrics:
When boys talk...
Kate Bush's, "Night of the Swallow"
Misheard Lyrics:
In Motown, can't you swallow?
Original Lyrics:
In Malta, catch a swallow
Michael Jackson's, "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I've been working from 95
Original Lyrics:
Well, I've been working from 9 to 5
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna sell all my stock in Microsoft
Original Lyrics:
Ma-ma se, ma-ma sa, ma-ma coo sa.
Movie Scripts', "Beverly Hills Cop"
Misheard Lyrics:
They got funky machine guns
Original Lyrics:
They got f***ing machine guns
Neil Diamond's, "America"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're coming for a miracle
Original Lyrics:
They're coming to America
Pat Benatar's, "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Far away
Original Lyrics:
Fire away
Patti LaBelle's, "Stir it Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stress those dreams through the polluted air
Original Lyrics:
Chase my dreams through the polluted air
Queen's, "Flash"
Misheard Lyrics:
King of the possible
or
King of the possum
Original Lyrics:
King of the impossible
Queen's, "Princes of the Universe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cheeses of the universe
Original Lyrics:
Princes of the universe
R.E.M.'s, "Stand"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stand in the place where you were
Original Lyrics:
Stand in the place where you work
Rick Springfield's, "Love Is Alright Tonite"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't worry daddy, I'll have a whole lot of respectable hours
Original Lyrics:
Don't worry daddy, I'll have her home at a respectable hour
Toto's, "Rosanna"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mewtwo, go away!
Original Lyrics:
Meet you all the way
Warrant's, "Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heather isn't too far away
Original Lyrics:
Heaven isn't too far away
 
1990s
Alannah Myles', "Black Velvet"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eat your peas
Original Lyrics:
If you please
Annie Lennox's, "Walking on Broken Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Working on, working on broken fences
Original Lyrics:
Walking on, walking on broken glass
Collective Soul's, "December"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just took my son to a drugged up man.
Original Lyrics:
Just tilt my sun towards your domain.
Your cup runneth over again.
Elton John's, "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Stitches
Original Lyrics:
I'm speechless
Eric Clapton's, "Tears in Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beyond the dark
There's whales and sharks
Original Lyrics:
Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure
Genesis', "No Son Of Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mossad, Mossad of mine
Original Lyrics:
You're no son, you're no son of mine.
Journey's, "When You Love a Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you love a Mormon
Original Lyrics:
When you love a woman
Montell Jordan's, "This Is How We Do It"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm never gonna wack on the old school bag
Original Lyrics:
I'll never come wack on an old school track
Montell Jordan's, "This Is How We Do It"
Misheard Lyrics:
So tip up your c*ck and throw your hands up
Original Lyrics:
So tip up your cup and throw your hands up
Movie Scripts', "Aladdin (1992)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Salami, good evening to you
Original Lyrics:
Salaam and good evening to you
Movie Scripts', "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why did you let me free, Christmas?
Original Lyrics:
Why did you let me free, Christian?
 
2000s
Cast of Barney & Friends', "Captain Pickles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Super sour pickle powder
Original Lyrics:
Super sour pickle power
Lady Gaga's, "Bad Romance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Macho Man romance
Original Lyrics:
Want your bad romance
Movie Scripts', "Chicken Little (2005)"
Misheard Lyrics:
It looks like a Scotchgard?
Original Lyrics:
It looks like a stop sign?
Nas', "Made You Look"
Misheard Lyrics:
And shoot
Original Lyrics:
They shook
 
2010s
Commercial's, "Outshine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I spy
Original Lyrics:
Outshine
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got the moon like Jaggon.
Original Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Jagger.
The Script featuring will.i.am's, "Hall of Fame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be a chariot
Original Lyrics:
Be a champion
 
country
Lee Ann Womack's, "I Hope You Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
And when you get the choice
To Cinnabon or Quiznos
Original Lyrics:
And when you get the choice
To set it out or dance
Willie Nelson's, "On the Road Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like the Dixie Chicks, we go down the highway
Original Lyrics:
Like a band of gypsies, we go down the highway
 
misc
Traditional's, "Baby Shark"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bakery shop
Original Lyrics:
Baby Shark

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